While federal reform will result in new customers, a shortage of providers could make absorbing the millions of formerly uninsured Americans a challenge. CHCF reports provide financial and utilization data on hospitals and health systems, community clinics, physicians, and long term care facilities.
April 23, 2014
Hear how 14 health care organizations approached expanding the roles of MAs to provide career enhancement opportunities while improving patient outcomes and organizational efficiency.
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is training professionals who can help patients and families manage serious and chronic illnesses. See a video to learn more.
Accountable care organizations are growing in number and importance on the national stage. In the ACO model doctors, hospitals, and others coordinate care to improve quality and cost-effectiveness.
CHCF has provided funding for nine safety-net clinics to join a learning collaborative focused on improving care and reducing costs for high-risk, high-cost patients with complex medical and social needs.
CHCF's Health Innovation Fund invests in CareInSync's mobile platform that enables care teams to collaborate on plans for patients transitioning between settings.
Clinical decision support tools alert providers when to screen for high blood pressure, identify opportunities to follow up with patients, and suggest treatment options. CHCF is supporting the development of standard configurations.
In 2012, 300,000 registered nurses made up the largest health profession in California. This overview of the nursing workforce looks at supply and demographics, education, distribution, and pay.
California's health care industry employed more than 1.3 million people in 2012. Five Almanac guides provide data on wages, education, and workplaces for selected health professions.
California's physician population has grown over the past 20 years. This report describes the landscape for physician services, including supply, physician demographics, education, and compensation.
CHCF and The Kresge Foundation join forces in a multimillion-dollar investment initiative to focus health care entrepreneurs on the needs of community health centers.
This two-year fellowship offers clinically trained health care professionals the experiences, competencies, and skills necessary for effective vision and leadership of the health care system.
A program to place corporate professionals nearing retirement with community health centers sought to boost the clinics' financial management, strategic planning, IT systems, and operations.
High-value, cost-conscious treatment is a new concept for many physicians. Online cases teach doctors how to weigh the potential benefits, risks, and costs of common tests and therapies.
This multimedia presentation shows how leaders from five California public hospital systems traveled the country to learn how to apply the Lean management model to improve patient care.
On the road to health IT adoption and use, California physicians, hospitals, and community health centers have made progress since 2005. Also read consumer perspectives on the topic.